“People want to see me as tragic with all the [casual sex] and drug-taking… those things are not what most people aspire to, and I think it removes people’s envy to see your weaknesses. I don’t even see them as weaknesses any more. It’s just who I am. Elton will not be happy until I bang on his door in the middle of the night saying, ‘Please, please, help me, Elton. Take me to rehab.’ It’s not going to happen.
“The handful of times a year it’s bloody warm enough, I’ll do it [go cruising]. I’ll do it on a nice summer evening. Quite often there are campfires up there. It’s a much nicer place to get some quick and honest sex than standing in a bar; E’d off your tits shouting at somebody and hoping they want the same thing as you do in bed.” – George Michael, telling the UK Guardian about his drug and cruising habits.